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^ One can only dream.
My lower expectation is a few new tracks interspersed with back-catalogue tracks and some unreleased material. That would be wonderful, but I secretly hope for a two hour long set of completely unheard BoC. Veering more towards wanting the new to see how they have developed since TH, but also interested in hearing the older unreleased tracks.

Then again, they are likely unreleased for a reason many of them. BoC likely have a strict quality filter when it comes to which tracks make the cut and hearing absolutely everything might change people's perception.

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I’m really hoping in addition to whatever new stuff they’re gonna play that we hear soundboard recordings of some of the unknown live tracks. No idea the likelihood of that.

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Could be a one off pre recorded live session.. No theme in particular, besides the warp anniversary

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Got my notification about AFX late.. By the time I got it and clicked it was over..

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I'm guessing a new track and a few unreleased tunes from Tomorrow's Harvest recording sessions.

HOPING to hear some material from their old EPs but I'm not getting my hopes up for that

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So how long until most people dissappear and the remaining flock back here to see what new speculation there is.
My two cents... This mix tape was just that and nothing more. It was WARP's event to showcase all their artists, not a platform for BOC to self promote. They haven't released anything (other than remixes) in 6 years, why would they neccisarilly release now? Any promises they made in interviews doesn't make it gospil, people change their minds, events happen, etc.
If people do feel hurt that there wasn't anything new then that hurt is only brought upon themselves. Would have loved nothing more than 2 hours of pure unreleased BOC but never thought for one moment it would be with what was presented to us through WARP/NTS
Here's to hoping they announce something tomorrow though!
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^Agreed.

BOC has a passionate listenership so it's understandable that expectations could become amplified under the pressure of excitable speculation. However, Warp never suggested that BOC would be using Warp30 as an opportunity to release new music. It would've honestly been strange for that to have happened given the collective nature of the celebration & new music needs its own space to breathe.

This wasn't the same format as Warp20 where each artist presented a stand-alone track. This was a unique radio broadcast experience and BOC offered a confounding two-hour mixtape that could only come from Hexagon Sun. I say this with love & only because I feel like what they just presented was really special.

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dustbowl27 wrote:^Agreed.

BOC has a passionate listenership so it's understandable that expectations could become amplified under the pressure of excitable speculation. However, Warp never suggested that BOC would be using Warp30 as an opportunity to release new music. It would've honestly been strange for that to have happened given the collective nature of the celebration & new music needs its own space to breathe.

This wasn't the same format as Warp20 where each artist presented a stand-alone track. This was a unique radio broadcast experience and BOC offered a confounding two-hour mixtape that could only come from Hexagon Sun. I say this with love & only because I feel like what they just presented was really special.
Well said, I really liked everything they did, this mix was amazing and I am glad we got something unique and different. I really enjoyed some of the experimental electronic music they presented and devo was a flashback to my childhood ha well done brothers BoC!

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I definitely don’t want to be a downer at all, and literally every time someone has said this on the forums before I immediately disregarded it but do you guys think BoC is done with like big official releases? I mean like this mix was amazing, and I loved every second of it but I was just a tad disappointed (which is 100% my fault). Idk I guess I’m probably just over thinking it. Really hoping my original prediction of “something for warp30, then a big release in 2020” will hold true, let me know what you guys think.
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Roswell wrote:but do you guys think BoC is done with like big official releases?

Thought the same this morning and i don't think that is the case. What we got yesterday was a beautiful 2h mix. That shows to me that the brothers are still interested in the medium and that they are probably working on something. :) The hard thing for me is that we all are back where we were a few weeks ago. (In the speculation thread)

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I posted similar in the other thread but it's lost somehwere but...
I feel that BoC are still enough of a thing for them and warp to contribute something new for this show. If they have given up they may have not been included or Warp would put something more generic up. There are recent tracks in their mix so it's not something old they had lying around that they played at another party etc, they put this together for this show specifically.
So, they are not done, they are actively making music and have access to enough gear to mess around.
We'll get a new album at some point I reckon.
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Geogandhi wrote:I posted similar in the other thread but it's lost somehwere but...
I feel that BoC are still enough of a thing for them and warp to contribute something new for this show. If they have given up they may have not been included or Warp would put something more generic up. There are recent tracks in their mix so it's not something old they had lying around that they played at another party etc, they put this together for this show specifically.
So, they are not done, they are actively making music and have access to enough gear to mess around.
We'll get a new album at some point I reckon.

I now believe that guy who inquired about BoC remixing his music... this must have been that “project” they were working on... plus this morning it dawned on me that we had the truth the whole time... the “X” in Societas X Tape is actually a pronunciation of “mixtape” the x is in place of the word “mix”... like how in the 90’s artists and video games and hackers would use “technical slang” such as the cheat code for the PSX game “Alient Trilogy”... “1GOTP1NK8C1DBOOT5ON” which is “IGOTPINKACIDBOOTSON” and the code gave you unlimited everything.... I should have known it was “Societas “mix” Tape” simply from the title haha

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I don't think they are done releasing music. It's always been done on their terms, they wouldn't slave over the course of six years to drop an album at Warp's request solely for the purpose of an event, because they don't roll like that. I'm inclined to believe the next album is already completed and they are tinkering with the final touches- and we all know how meticulous they can be. These things take time, but rest assured, we will be at that juncture perhaps sooner than later.

Yesterday was a complete blast. I was only in my bedroom with headphones on and it seriously felt like I was at a house party. It was enthralling, titillating, superbly fascinating, awe-inspiring, ah man I could go on and on. It felt like being given a very thoughtful present with a lot of passion behind it. I always have thought that their tastes in music would have been excellent, this confirms that. What a wild ride it was to be a part of that. It felt extremely personal- anyone who has ever tried to make a playlist for a friend of all their favourite tunes knows what I mean when I allude to just how difficult it can be to make the entire thing flow seamlessly and still be coherent enough to evoke powerful emotional responses. They really outdid themselves with this mix.

We're going to have to go back to the waiting game for now. There is simply no way around it. But it feels like we are closer than we were a month ago, and I'm not talking just about the length of time that has elapsed since then. This mix wasn't just them showcasing their musical preferences, it was them showing the ingridients for the recipe that ultimately became Boards of Canada. Without a doubt, we witnessed first hand some influencing factors into why and how BoC evolved to what they are today. They openly showed us their roots, took us on a journey down the rabbit hole, and seemed to tie it all together with extreme attentiveness to each and every aspect of the mix.

I can't answer just how long we are going to have to wait, and no one here will be able to either. We're back in the speculative arena, but that doesn't necessarily mean we are going to be hashing this out for another six years, I'd argue one or two more years at the most. My personal theory is that this mix was something of a "pilot test" to see how people would respond to this type of music. And respond we did, often with enthusiasm, emotion, surprise, and everything in between. It is still far too early to say that we have deciphered everything in there, too. There could very easily be some hidden messages in there, that would be classic BoC.

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Last night's mix was an indication they're still active, regardless of whether it was contractual or not. I like to think that if they're done then they'd say so.

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I'll be honest, I'm a bit bummed. Of course, I wasn't expecting two hours of new BOC music - but I did assume it would at least be a mix of their own catalogue. Regardless, some cool tunes and that Severed Heads song is hot..probably the one that "fooled" me the most.

I don't think they're done at all because I'd think they wouldn't just silently disappear.. surely they'd let us know. Yea, I know, they "don't owe us anything," but it feels a bit extreme, even for them, to just vanish.

Anyway, hoping for 2019, but realistically 2025.

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I feel pathetic chasing this music like a crackhead. I mean it's an obsession..

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^ I feel that, brother.

Anyways, nothing real significant at all to toss into this thread, butI know they "liked" a ton of tweets. That's probably someone from WARP managing their account, but there was one tweet in particular that stood out to me, it was the final one and it was seperated from the pack of mass likes by a few hours. Here it is translated roughly from Russian:

"Двухчасовой микс @boctransmission — это лучшее, что случилось со мной этим летом. Это как отправится в путешествие без карты. Там столько новой старой музыки, что можно погружаться всё глубже и глубже. Это невероятно!
Теперь бы ещё новый релиз от самих Boards of Canada..."


"The two-hour mix is the @boctransmission best thing that's happened to me this summer.
Now if there would be another new release from the Boards of Canada..."


There's a small glimmer of hope at the end there. I feel personally that something is headed our way, but then again wtf do I know. All I know is the mixtape is enough to tide me over for a great amount of time. I've been getting really into it.

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Just a random thought after listening the mixtape... maybe the next album has a psychedelic rock vibe to it, I'd go crazy with that.

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That's what I said after the sometimes remix. Because it was recorded old school mono made stereo with drums all on left etc I thought that would allude to their next style.
I kinda imagine a summer of love vibe based around the old cult, drug, mass murder vibe. The album would be a a woozy psychadelic thing all recorded/produced in the style of Love's forever changes for example.

Of course, who the fuck knows, just waht I got from that tiny window of their output and assuming an album would follow, like everytime haha.
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